Ukraine bans Gerard Depardieu over support for Crimea annexation
29 July, 2015
French actor Gerard Depardieu has been banned by Ukraine from entering the country for five years, Euronews reports.

Depardieu took Russian citizenship in 2013 in a bid to escape high taxes in his native France.

Ukraine is said to be angry over his support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year and has black listed him “in the interests of national security”.

According to news agency Interfax, Ukraine’s cultural ministry has this month drafted a list of actors, musicians and
other cultural figures it considers security threats.